Archive: Jun 2011

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  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Train for Afghan Deployment

    Jun 8, 2011

    Nearly 2,000 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct premobilization training at Fort Drum in May-June 2011. The brigade will mobilize later this year for deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012.

  • New York Rallies to Prepare 27th IBCT for Deployment

    Jun 8, 2011

    Nearly 3,000 members of the New York Army National Guard converged on Fort Drum to conduct premobilization training of the Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The brigade will mobilize later this year for deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012.

  • Satellite Soldiers Connect Fast:New York Army National Guard Signal Soldiers Meet a Challenge

    Jun 8, 2011

    Twenty New York Army National Guard Signal Soldiers from the 369th and the 101st Signal Battalion, had the training, the skills, and the leadership to get the Army’s Joint Network Node and Satellite Transportable Terminal system (JNN-STT) up and running in six hours. This communications task normally takes days, not hours, to complete. “The (instructors) told us no Active, Reserve, or National Guard Unit ever set it up so quickly, “Brown said. But by the end of the six hours, the JNN-STT system connected an estimated 135 devices and 45 phones for New York National Guard Soldiers training at Fort Drum. “They were one of the best units that I ever worked with,” said Court Heffron a field service representative (FRS) training Soldiers on the equipment. “They know their jobs. We didn’t have to do their job for them.”

  • Indianhead Village Center opens

    Jun 8, 2011

  • MCoE changes motorcycle safety policy

    Jun 8, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence has adopted a new motorcycle safety policy requiring all military riders at Fort Benning to go through mandatory training, even if they never bring the bike on post.

  • Aberdeen contracting center assisting Afghan National Police

    Jun 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The Department of Defense turned to the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground to initiate a contract that would provide funding for the training and mentoring for Afghanis enrolled in the U.S.-sponsored Afghanistan National Police training program.

  • Fort Benning hosts cadet leadership camp

    Jun 8, 2011

  • Program modifies building blocks of The Old Guard

    Jun 8, 2011

    New Soldiers arriving to The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) can expect a new innovative regimental integration experience due to the recent changes of the regiment’s indoctrination program.

  • Army meets public over expansion plans

    Jun 8, 2011

  • National Defense University awards diplomas to inaugural class of ARSOF master's degree candidates

    Jun 8, 2011

    Twenty special-operations Soldiers clad in academic regalia and jump boots crossed the John F. Kennedy Auditorium stage June 3 to receive diplomas from the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs. These individuals made up the first class to be awarded fully accredited Master of Arts degrees in strategic-security studies through CISA’s Fort Bragg campus at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

  • USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

    Sep 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in southwest Missouri, in Joplin and the surrounding communities, following the devastating tornado that struck there, May 22, 2011. They will be managing the construction of temporary public facilities like schools and fire houses.

  • First Armor BOLC slated to begin

    Jun 8, 2011

    First Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning starts Thursday

  • Determination keeps Ranger on the 'line'

    Oct 13, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Joe Kapacziewski was deployed to Afghanistan when he learned he was one of two recipients of this year's Freedom Award. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and President Barack Obama's pick to be the next Army chief of staff, was the other. Presented by No Greater Sacrifice in Washington, D.C., May 24, the award recognizes service members who have dedicated their lives to defending freedom wherever duty calls. Past recipients include Col. David Sutherland, 2008, Gen. David Petraeus, 2009, and Gen. James Conway, 2010. Kapacziewski, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is the first enlisted Soldier to receive the award.

  • Chief of Infantry bids farewell to Benning

    Jun 8, 2011

    Tapped to deploy: Brig. Gen. Owens departs for Iraq to assist in country's transition

  • 16th Sust. Bde. volunteers honored for selfless service

    Jun 8, 2011

    Usually the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks about a military installation is Soldiers, and rightfully so. However, family members make up a large percentage of an installation’s population. Many family members volunteer their free time to take care of the functions necessary for the continued success of our Armed Forces.

  • U.S. Army Europe’s only civil affairs brigade receives new commander

    Jun 8, 2011

    A bright sunny day provided a perfect setting for the change-of-command ceremony for U.S. Army Europe’s only civil affairs brigade at NCO Field on Daenner Kaserne here June 5. Col. Robert W. LeValley, a native of Kingston, R.I., assumed command from Col. Friedbert J. Humphrey. Soldiers travelled as far as Vicenza, Italy, to see the ceremony and support the brigade.

  • Remembering the 67th Anniversary of Normandy

    Jun 8, 2011

    “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months,” Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, supreme allied commander, wrote in his now famous order starting Operation Overlord June 6th, 1944, which ultimately brought about the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. “The eyes of the world are upon you.” With these now-famous words, Eisenhower ordered hundreds of thousands of brave allied soldiers into battle on a day now commonly referred to as ‘D-Day.’

  • Iraqi medics hone field medical skills

    Jun 10, 2011

    Medics assigned to Company C, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force 1st Infantry Division mentored Iraqi Army medics assigned to 12th IA Division during a mass casualty exercise at the 12th IA Div. Headquarters in Kirkuk province, Iraq, May 28. During the training, American medics observed, evaluated and suggested corrections while their Iraqi counterparts performed all of the hands-on medical work.

  • THE ARMY WATERCRAFT RETURNS

    Jun 8, 2011

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur said upon leaving the Philippine Islands during World War II, “I shall return,” and true to his word, he did just that. On May 10, 2011, an Army watercraft, in the spirit of this legendary saying, returned to Iraq for the first time in eight years. 2003 was the last year a United States Army Vessel had received cargo from Iraq, but in a joint effort between U.S. Army Central Command and U.S. Navy Central Command, they reestablished a foothold for Army watercraft in the Iraqi navy’s port in Umm-Qasr, Iraq.

  • Signal Soldiers flex safety muscle in unique training session

    Jun 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade team was thrown a life preserver.   A few other units knocked heads and helmets.   But it was the 102nd Signal Battalion team members who really showed off their chops for safety.

  • Soldier Show takes Baumholder on musical tour

    Jun 8, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The U.S. Army Soldier Show took Baumholder Soldiers and families on a musical tour of the world May 22 with stops in Africa, Latin America, Samoa, Thailand, China and more. The non-stop 90 minute performance at the Hall of Champions tugged on the heart strings of everyone as they clapped to hip-hop tunes, whooped and hollered to country favorites and cheered at the patriotic tunes interwoven throughout the show.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • Providing comfort, solace: USAFE honors Wiesbaden chaplain for airport shooting response

    Jun 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- When a suspect began shooting on a bus at Frankfurt International Airport March 2, killing and wounding several Airmen, first responders were quickly at the scene. Among those was a Wiesbaden Army chaplain who was asked by his Air Force counterparts in Ramstein to assist wounded Airmen undergoing treatment at Frankfurt’s University Hospital.

  • Recycling center depends on Soldiers, families to keep Grafenwoehr green

    Jun 8, 2011

    While the recycling center at the Grafenwoehr Training Area has vastly decreased the U.S. military impact on the environment, the efficiency of this program is dependent upon Soldiers and their families’ active participation in the recycling program.

  • Scouts pay tribute at Normandy

    Jun 8, 2011

    Members of Hohenfels’ Boy Scout troop 303 and Cub Scout pack 303 joined scouts from around the world on the beaches at Normandy to pay tribute to the heroes who fought and died for freedom during the D-day invasion of June 6, 1944.

  • Consulate ceremony welcomes newly naturalized Soldiers, family members

    Jun 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- “E pluribus unum … out of many, one " you come from many backgrounds, but you are now one.” That’s how U.S. Consul General Edward Alford welcomed 37 newly naturalized Americans during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt May 25.

  • Daegu community supports Relay for Life/Cancer survivors and caregivers inspire community

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians, family members and Korean nationals from Area IV gathered at Kelly Field on Camp Walker to raise money for cancer research during the Relay for Life June 3-4.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers take DAS students out on a field day

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command volunteered to spend time with the Daegu American School students for their annual field day held at the Kelly Field on Camp Walker June 1-2.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers honor the 67th Anniversary of Normandy

    Jun 8, 2011

    Perhaps one of the most famous Airborne Operations in History is Operation Overlord, more well-known as the D-Day invasion. In this famous assault on the German-occupied Normandy region of France, thousands of paratroopers dropped from hundreds of C-47 planes and into World War II. The commemoration of this event held a special place in the hearts of the airborne troops of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 5th Quartermaster Detachment as they traveled to Normandy, June 1-6 to help commemorate the 67th Anniversary of this momentous event, most well-known for its airborne and amphibious assaults.

  • Chemical Attack: ROK Army and U.S. Forces Ready to Defend

    Jun 8, 2011

    Elements of the ROK army’s 199th Chemical Brigade came to Camp Henry to instruct the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, on vehicle and personal decontamination June 2.

  • Soldiers honor 236 years of history, heritage, tradition/Birthday ball highlighted nations strength

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers and family members, from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and their subordinate units, commemorated 236 years of history, heritage and tradition at the Army birthday ball June 4 at the Hotel Inter Burgo-EXCO.

  • JMTC trains NATO, ISAF partners in Counter Insurgency

    Jun 8, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany " With more than 40 nations partnered in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, it is critical that each allied national military be versed in executing unified tactics to defeat the insurgent networks in Afghanistan. These networks terrorize the people and marginalize security, stability and government within the country.

  • JMTC Badgers help multinationals learn C-IED

    Jun 8, 2011

    The Hohenfels Training Area, the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Badger Team, a specialized team in charge of counter improvised explosive device training, has created a course to teach multinational soldiers skills integral to defeating IEDs in Afghanistan.

  • THE TITANS ARE CHAMPIONS AGAIN

    Jun 8, 2011

    Before the 718th Transportation Battalion flag football tournament began, the Titans of 377th Transportation Company (HET) were the odds-on favorite to capture another championship downrange. The Titans were already crowned as the champions of the Camp Arifjan flag football league in the fall. Shortly after winning that title, the Titans were presented with the Area Support Group-Kuwait trophy as they cruised through the Kuwait flag football tournament.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Robert "Greg" Piper

    Jun 14, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Robert "Greg" Piper

  • Pacific Soldiers vie for top spot in “Warrior Challenge” competition

    Jun 7, 2011

    Six Non Commissioned Officers and five Soldiers representing the major U.S. Army Pacific commands gathered on Oahu this week to compete for the 2011 title of USARPAC’s NCO and Soldier of the Year June 6-10.

  • Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station to learn more about quality of life issues that impact the Soldiers and their families. Approximately 50 spouses attended a community exchange meeting held at the Coral Cove on Monday, June 6th. Questions focused on issues relating to housing, deployments, the uniqueness of working with joint services and available medical assets on island.

  • Widow marks Memorial Day at SOS Center, 1st Cav Memorial

    Jun 8, 2011

    Beate Medina marked her eighth Memorial Day without her "treasure" by visiting Fort Hood, Texas, the place where she feels closest to him.

  • Secretary of the Army kicks off Pacific Army tour in Hawaii

    Jun 8, 2011

    Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh thinks the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, the fifth largest area of the world, is important to the U.S. Army, despite the fact that much of it is ocean.

  • FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference examines sustainment issues

    Jun 7, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., began today with opening remarks by Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, the Army Forces Command deputy chief of staff for logistics, that gave a frank assessment of the unique and collective challenges facing those responsible for sustaining the Army now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • Spearheading Induction Challenge

    Jun 7, 2011

    More than 50 Army Logistics University students, attending the Transportation Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Lee, participated in the second regimental induction ceremony June 3.

  • Women Soldiers to deploy as Afghanistan 'female engagement team'

    Aug 26, 2011

    In what will be a first for the National Guard, a group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as cultural mediators.

  • BRAC: On time, on target

    Jun 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The past 10 years have brought a great deal of change to our Army.

  • Task Force Resolute provides Humanitarian Assistance in Afghanistan

    Sep 28, 2011

    The coalition forces mission in Afghanistan is often an uphill battle. Kinetic Warfare is only one of the many challenges that hinder the goal of leaving Afghans with a secure and stable environment. Drought, earthquakes and floods, nature's obstacles, have an added impact on the local population's already austere way of life. The KAF Humanitarian Assistance yard is one way coalition forces are able to fight the effects of natural disasters. The yard supplies emergency goods for crisis situations.

  • Fort McCoy RTC-Central cadre train with Ultimate Training Munitions

    Jun 7, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Cadre from Regional Training Center (RTC)-Central spent two days training on new Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) equipment that will provide added realism to their premobilization training procedures at Fort McCoy.

  • SDDC Warriors battle inclement weather, steep competition as they reach for the top

    Jun 8, 2011

    The 2011 SDDC Best Warrior competition, hosted by the 597th Transportation Brigade, was held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from May 23-27, where the week’s temperatures could only be described as unpleasantly hot.

  • Have you heard about the Fusion Cell?

    Jun 7, 2011

    Welcome to the Fusion Cell, the place where a group of Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 7th Sustainment Brigade, and the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) conduct 24-hour operations while deployed to Joint Base Balad.

  • FDA approves test for diagnosing leishmaniasis caused by sand flies

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for the SMART Leish PCR assay, a test to aid in the diagnosis of individuals with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by certain species of sand flies.

  • Training for the Final Days of Operation New Dawn

    Jun 7, 2011

    Alpha Company, 377th Military Intelligence Battalion, spends 21 days training at Regional Training Center - Central at Fort McCoy, Wis., in preparation for a July deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Savannah engineer team deploys to Iraq for construction support

    Jun 7, 2011

    After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq June 4 to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

  • Picatinny engineers deliver safer, more lethal gun mounts to helicopter crews

    Jun 9, 2011

    Helicopter crews in Afghanistan needed better gun mounts for door and window guns in CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Three Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a solution that was safer and delivered greater firepower.

  • General details Afghanistan campaign plan

    Jun 8, 2011

    The population centers of Afghanistan’s Helmand and Kandahar provinces and Spin Bolduk on the Pakistan border constitute key areas in the fight against the Taliban this year, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said here today.

  • Building Strong People: Michael Bullock -- Contracting Officer's Representative

    Jun 7, 2011

    Michael Bullock’s job is to ensure his customers receive the best product possible, every time.

  • Paratroopers commemorate D-Day anniversary

    Jun 8, 2011

    About 300 U.S. Soldiers, most of them combat veterans themselves, joined their British, French and German counterparts in Normandy, France, to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans who conducted the D-Day invasion 67 years ago today.

  • GREYWOLF, Ugandans side-by-side in U.S. base security

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division work side-by-side with the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and the Department of Border Enforcement in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 'Saber' Soldier awarded the Purple Heart

    Jun 7, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - On June 2, Spc. Christian Cowan, a Combat Medic with Apache Troop, 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division " Center, and a Van Buren, Ark. native, was awarded the Purple Heart at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Cycle at Al Tadreeb al Shamil closes

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - When the weather was close to its hottest and most Iraqis were seeking relief, the Soldiers of the 10th Iraqi Army Division were busy conducting the final field training exercise needed for them to graduate from a training cycle at al Tadreeb al Shamil.

  • NSSC celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a presentation May 25 by students, teachers, parents and representatives from John P. Holland Elementary School.

  • 1st ACB maintainers prep aircraft for Afghan mission

    Jun 7, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - Tireless days that turn into tireless nights- it’s full speed ahead for the soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. As the brigade’s aircraft roll into theater, it is the duty of the brigade’s aircraft maintainers and maintenance test pilots to ensure the aircraft are fully mission capable and are safe for the pilots who will take the machines into combat.

  • Students learn about NSRDEC

    Jun 7, 2011

    Donna Bulger wanted the students to remember one word.

  • Wind tunnels at NASA Langley being removed by Facilities Reduction Program

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Program is using its expertise to remove four wind tunnels and support facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

  • A taste of home

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The smell of bacon filled the air as Pfc. Malachi Morris pulled a pan of sizzling meat out of the oven. Nearby, Spc. Willie Jones rinsed a bowl of fresh fruit and two Soldiers on kitchen patrol wiped tables and stocked drinks.

  • BAMC's 68W course prepares combat medics for wartime

    Jun 7, 2011

    Combat medics train in realtime scenerios to face wartime casualities downrange.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 9, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Last Twilight Tattoo of the Season at Fort McNair!

    Jun 8, 2011

    Twilight Tattoo will be Live-Streamed June 8 from Fort McNair, D.C. The show is open and free to the public and will be the last Twilight Tattoo on McNair this year. Remember, the weather is HOT, so bring water!

  • USACE annual health fair fosters wellness in the workplace

    Jun 8, 2011

    USACE Europe District employees were twisting and bending, running and walking, receiving assessments and gaining knowledge - all in the name of wellness. The district held its annual Health Fair to promote occupational wellness and health.

  • CECOM leader thanks local VFW this Memorial Day for contributions

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command’s Chief of Staff joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars John S. Murphy Post 7130 in celebrating Memorial Day at a luncheon in Delta, Pa., May 30, to honor servicemembers who have sacrificed for the safety and security of our nation’s freedoms.

  • Arsenal's changing of the old guard

    Jun 7, 2011

    Recent news reports about the killing of Osama bin Laden have reignited fresh reminders as to why America has been at war for nearly 10 years. Even after bin Laden’s death, the Arsenal’s extra force protection measures should be a daily reminder that we still live in a dangerous world. It is interesting to watch how a new field training officer program is being so widely accepted at the leader and follower levels within the Arsenal's security services. For the hand-picked FTOs, there seems to be a renewed sense of purpose, as well as a hunger to make the Arsenal community more confident and proud of its security force.

  • U.S. artillerymen showcase weapons, knowledge to Iraqi police

    Jun 7, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers with the ‘First Lightning’ Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division " Center have long sought to strengthen the battalion’s partnership with the 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, and in so doing, they recently shifted the discussion from the conference rooms and onto the firing range.

  • Deployed medical professionals learn to conduct sexual assault forensic exams

    Jun 7, 2011

    Medical professionals across Southern Afghanistan came to Kandahar Airfield to participate in a two-day training course to ensure medical providers are able to conduct sexual assault forensic exams.

  • Gates: Guard, Reserve roles need examining

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Defense Department is taking a look at the roles of the National Guard and Reserve Components, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

  • Friends and Partners wish the U.S. Army a Happy 236th Birthday!

    Oct 4, 2011

    NATO Partners wish the U.S. Army a Happy 236th Birthday!

  • Adjutant General visits Iraq

    Jun 11, 2011

    The 64th Adjutant General of the United States Army, Brig. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, arrived in Iraq to visit service members on Camp Victory, May 30. Mustion met with more than 40 service members from the human resources section, United States Forces " Iraq, as well as other counterpart units from across the Iraq Joint Operations Area.

  • Put it there

    Jun 7, 2011

    Stand-alone photo of Soldier spending time with local Afghan village youngsters.

  • JSA Security Battalion conducts leadership challenge

    Jun 7, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - On the afternoon of May 25, 29 members of the Joint Security Area Security Battalion move along “Rice Patty Road” with combat gear and camouflage; some carrying bandoliers of Claymore Mines and AT4’s strapped to their rucks.

  • Testing, assessment commence on Camp Carroll

    Jun 7, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Republic of Korea and United States government officials were at Camp Carroll June 2 to witness the start of the joint investigative team’s testing and assessment at the alleged burial site of Agent Orange here.

  • Vehicular bridge raises hopes of 2 Afghan villages

    Jun 7, 2011

    Two villages northwest of Kabul will be joined by a bridge allowing vehicles and much-needed commerce, thanks to the efforts of one local man and the Regional Support Command-Capital.

  • 4-6 ACS Crew Chiefs Work Behind The Scenes

    Jun 6, 2011

  • Female troops provide vital link to Afghan women

    Jun 7, 2011

    A group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as a "Female Engagement Team," to talk to Afghan women in an effort to better understand their concerns.

  • Army MWR integrated into Installation Management Command

    Jun 7, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the Installation Management Command, presided over a ceremony marking the integration of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command into the Installation Management Command.

  • Taking the plunge, Cadets learn and grow at the National Training Center

    Jun 6, 2011

    Approximately 250 junior cadets from schools throughout the Inland Empire region visited Fort Irwin and the National Training Center March 25-29 to learn about leadership, team work, and develop confidence.

  • Soldier on leave foils bank robbery in Florida

    Jun 7, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples went to the bank in Sarasota, Fla., May 31, 2011, he expected to walk out with a cashier's check -- instead he was caught up in a bank robbery that ended with the robber in cuffs and Peoples the hero.

  • Information Technology Strategy Identified

    Jun 6, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone and the Aviation and Missile Command Chief Information Office has conducted a review of available enterprise contracts to support AMCOM information technology service requirements and has determined the most efficient course of action.

  • Corps narrows options for Isabella dam fixes

    Jun 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ two dams at Isabella Lake in California count among the nation’s riskiest. Now the Corps’ Sacramento District is closer than ever to finalizing plans to fix them.

  • 502nd MRBC conducts Bridge Erection Boat school

    Jun 7, 2011

    The 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, recently conducted a Bridge Erection Boat school in West Point, Ky. from May 31 to June 2, 2011.

  • Adaptive, Inclusive Recreation

    Jun 6, 2011

    The Davenport Parks and Recreation Department has a recreational program designed for persons with special needs. The Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program provides structured social settings that offer classes in several topics such as sports & fitness, life skills, art, and special events.

  • Dempsey congratulates, challenges Army War College Class of 2011

    Jun 7, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, spoke to the students of the Army War College Class of 2011 in Bliss Hall June 3. He spoke about a variety of topics including strategic leadership and the importance of relationships formed between services and nations at schools like the USAWC.

  • Darnall Medical Center to showcase Soldier art work

    Jun 6, 2011

    Coping with the aftermath of deployments can be difficult, and at times it may even seem overwhelming, but some Soldiers have learned to use art to work through persistent and often turbulent feelings and memories. Their creations are remarkable, thought-provoking, heartbreaking and inspiring, and they deserve recognition. That’s why the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Department’s Social Work Service is hosting a Soldier art exhibit titled, “Unspoken: Overcoming the Struggles of Combat through Art,” Teresa McCrary, a CRDAMC licensed clinical social worker and care manager, said.

  • Five “Mighty” 407th AFSB employees named as Workers Choice awardees

    Jun 9, 2011

    The “Mighty” 407th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, held its first Workers Choice Award ceremony on May 27. The award was designed by 407th AFSB Commander Col. Danny Tilzey, to give the workforce an opportunity to vote for team members who have gone above and beyond to support the unit's mission.

  • MICC assumes contractual support for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 6, 2011

    The transfer of management for critical contracted services to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command is allowing this nation’s most active cemetery to continue functioning while ensuring world-class support for Soldiers and their families.

  • Double-trouble clinic for Soldiers with substance abuse and behavioral health issues

    Jun 6, 2011

    Many Soldiers struggling with substance abuse problems receive treatment from Fort Hood’s Army Substance Abuse Program and don’t have any further issues, but some Soldiers need something more, Dr. Cornelia Jones, clinical director of the IOP clinic, said. Soldiers who receive treatment at the IOP clinic are struggling because of incidents they experienced while deployed or they are fighting addiction and behavioral health concerns because of other difficult life events.

  • USASAC completes move to new headquarters building

    Jun 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) headquarters personnel completed their move to the new USASAC headquarters building on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., at 4402 Martin Road on May 23. The move to building 4402 allows final consolidation of USASAC headquarters and personnel from the USASAC St. Louis, Mo., finance office in accordance with BRAC law.

  • Hypertension: More Soldiers die from silent killer than from combat

    Jun 7, 2011

    Many think that combat is the most life threatening event for Soldiers, when actually more Soldiers may die off the battlefield fighting a common enemy.

  • Paratroopers revisit roots in D-Day Commemoration

    Jun 6, 2011

    Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division visited Normandy, France, for 67th annual D-Day commemoration.

  • Female Combat Troops Will Link to Afghan Women for New York National Guard's 27th Brigade

    Jun 7, 2011

    FORT DRUM-- In what will be a first for the National Guard, a group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as cultural mediators. Dubbed a "Female Engagement Team," they will travel with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, march and fight as they do, and then talk to Afghan women in an effort to understand their concerns.

  • PEO IEW&S;changes hands as BG Greene returns

    Jun 6, 2011

    Article highlights the Change of Charter for PEO IEW&S;.

  • U.S. Army Essay Winners Earn $1,000, $500, $300 Savings Bonds

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg cosponsored with the Professional Journalists' Keystone Pro Chapter the first U.S. Army Youth LDRSHIP Essay Contest for juniors and seniors throughout Pennsylvania. The essay winners received the savings bonds to use for their post-secondary education. The contest was centered on one question. How did their high school experiences prepare them for their future goals? In answering, students had to include at least one of the Army’s Core Values " Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage " in short form LDRSHIP.

  • FORSCOM volunteer puts Lean Six Sigma skills to work in Iraq

    Jun 6, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command’s Process Improvement Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Jon Shupenus volunteered for a six-month tour with the Joint Plans Integration Center in Baghdad, Iraq, helping with plans for the withdrawal of Army personnel and equipment by the end of 2011. “Part of the challenge was to comply with the commander’s understandable guidance to keep as much in-country as long as possible for operational and force protection purposes without causing a last-minute crunch,” Shupenus said.

  • High School senior earns 1st Army Iron Man title

    Jun 7, 2011

    This article is unique in that this was the first football season that the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg held a 10-week statewide campaign to recognize the best two-way high school football player in Pennsylvania - Army Iron Man of the Year for Pennsylvania. Wide Receiver Derek Durand, a senior from Freeport Area Senior High School in Sarver, Pa., is the first Army Iron Man of the Year for Pa. He was presented with a championship-quality ring May 31 during his school end-of-year-award ceremony. The Jostens, Inc, the legendary jeweler of championship rings worn by the greatest athletes in the world, worked with the U.S. Army to design a unique, one-of-a-kind ring for the Army Iron Man of the Year.

  • U.S. Navy mentor ANA medics

    Jun 6, 2011

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